Manufacturing Manager

High Peak

£54,000 per annum

Permanent, Full-Time

18th May 2022

We’re hiring for a Manufacturing Manager to join a global manufacturer based in the High Peak. The company design and manufacture their product and have more than 270 sites worldwide. You’ll be reporting into the Operations & Logistics Manager and will be accountable for all aspects of manufacturing and engineering.

What’s on offer?

  • £54,000 per annum + £6,000 car allowance
  • Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (moving to 9:00 am – 6:00 pm after 9-months)
  • Wellness programmes
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Sick pay


What will you be doing as a Production Manager?

  • Chair local EHS meetings and ensure all parties complete agreed actions
  • Conducting and auditing observations/ actions as part of monthly local EHS meetings
  • Reviewing Risk Assessments monthly as part of local EHS meetings
  • Conducting monthly safety audit
  • Ensuring SQDC boards are updated daily
  • Ensuring all relevant parties attend VS/SQDC Improvement meeting
  • Ensuring escalation procedure is adhered and propose improvements to the escalation procedure
  • Supporting & auditing practical problem solving (PPS) activities as triggered
  • Ensuring kaizen events meet their objectives & are aligned with priorities
  • Ensuring labour flexing in line with demand & between Value Streams
  • Conducting formal hearings according to Disciplinary & Grievance policy
  • Monitoring & controlling any overtime working within all areas
  • Supporting training and development of team members – upskill to eliminate skill gaps and/or improve productivity
  • Coaching and mentoring supervisors to support on-going development through annual appraisal / performance management plans
  • Escalating maintenance issues in line with escalation procedure
  • Ensuring maintenance improvement plans are implemented


What do you need?

  • HNC Engineering/Technical or equivalent and/or several years of manufacturing leadership experience in automotive industry
  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Financial awareness – understand the drivers of manufacturing costs – previous experience in efficiency improvements
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Experience managing/motivating a team
  • Technical process and product knowledge
  • Full Microsoft Office knowledge – Intermediate to Advanced Level
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Project management ability


What’s nice to have?

  • Demonstrated understanding and hands-on experience with the implementation of lean manufacturing principles
  • Demonstrates a passion for business process improvements
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • QAD


If you’re an experienced Manufacturing Manager and are looking to progress your career within a global manufacturer, then apply now for consideration or speak with Adam at KPJ Group for more information.

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